Health Insurance Program Details



  • All graduate assistants (see details below)
  • All international students (see details below)
  • any currently enrolled AU graduate student
  • spouse or dependents of currently enrolled AU graduate students


Coverage is mandatory for all AU Graduate Assistants (GA/GRA/GTA) in good academic standing employed by Auburn University at 0.25 FTE or greater for the full semester in the Fall and/or Spring semesters, who meet the minimum monthly stipend established by the Office of the Provost, and who are in good academic standing.


If a Graduate Assistant has equal or greater coverage and wishes to waive the Graduate Student Health Insurance through AU, then that student must complete a waiver request form.


NOTE: International Graduate Students (in F and J visa status) and their dependents (F-2/J-2) are subject to the AU mandatory International Student and Scholar Health and Emergency Assistance Insurance Plan and are not eligible to enroll independently in this plan. Check with the Office of International Programs for additional details.


Coverage is available for any full time graduate student enrolled at Auburn University. See enrollment procedures and limitations. Complete the enrollment form online.


Optional: Dependents (spouse, children) of the enrolled and insured graduate student may be enrolled for coverage ONLY if the graduate student is first enrolled in health insurance coverage. See enrollment procedures and limitations. Complete the enrollment form online.



– AU graduate students who have been expelled or who have graduated/completed their degree program.

– AU graduate students who are not currently enrolled for at least one hour of coursework.

– Spouses and dependents of AU graduate students who do not elect primary health insurance coverage for themselves.


The policy year begins August 16 and ends August 15 of the following academic year. Coverage for Fall semester enrollments will be from August 16 through February 15th. Coverage for continuing Fall semester students into Spring semester will be from February 16 through August 15. Coverage for new arrivals during summer semester will be from date of arrival through August 15th. 


AUTOMATIC ENROLLMENT:  Graduate students employed as GA/GTA/GRAs will be enrolled automatically (by the 15th class day) each term they are registered for classes unless they complete a waiver request form and show documentation of equal or greater coverage. Dependent enrollment must be completed no later than the 15th class day of Fall and Spring terms, and the fifth class day of Summer term. Newborn children may be enrolled in compliance with the newborn coverage procedures outlined in the policy. NOTE: Once a dependent is enrolled, a dependent may only be removed/cancelled from a policy at the end of an enrollment period or upon termination of the eligibility of the GA/GTA/GRA.

Additions or cancellation authorizations will be reported on an as needed basis to the AU/OIP insurance coordinator.



OPTIONAL ENROLLMENT: All currently enrolled AU graduate students will be eligible to elect coverage under this plan for themselves and their dependents by submitting an online enrollment form. This must be done by the ninth class day of either the Fall or Spring semesters. International Students (F/J) and Scholars (J) and dependents (F/J) continue to be subject to the mandatory requirements for coverage. Check with Office of International Programs for details.



Premiums are based on per term rates. GA/GTA/GRA enrolled students eligible for this coverage will be billed on their bursar bill for six months (Fall) and then six months for the Spring/Summer terms. New arrivals may be charged additional premiums based on the enrollment dates (i.e. Spring semester arrivals will be billed for 6 months, Summer arrivals 3 months, etc.). WE DO NOT offer month by month enrollments.


PAYMENT OF PREMIUM: Graduate students and their dependents enrolled in the group plan will make all payments as appropriate through the AU Bursar’s e-bill system, whether it be mandatory or optional enrollment. Failure to make  premium payments may result in accounts being sent to a collection agency and other penalties.


REFUNDS: (applies to all primary enrollees and any dependents — mandatory or optional coverage) There will be NO refunds for premiums paid unless the student withdraws, transfers out, or is suspended or otherwise terminated from graduate standing at Auburn University. When eligible for termination of coverage, any refunds will be prorated on a monthly basis only. Optional enrollments (including for dependent coverage) may not withdraw from coverage until the expiration of the coverage period elected.


WAIVERS — EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN COVERAGE: GA/GTA/GRA students who fall under the mandatory coverage requirement may waive out of this policy only by providing evidence of coverage by a policy that is equal to or greater in coverage than the entirety of the AU policy. Read Detailed Information Concerning Waiver Requests.


QUESTIONS? To find out more about the GSGHP or to get enrollment or waiver assistance, please contact the Graduate Student Health Insurance Office at 334-844-4506 or by email at

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Last modified: July 28, 2023